Is Edmonton Expensive?

Is Edmonton expensive to visit?

Edmonton is a moderately priced destination with an average daily cost of $181. Compared to the rest of North America, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It's ranked in the top 50% of cities in North America for its travel costs, comparable to places like Portland and Pittsburgh.



Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

How expensive is Edmonton?

On average, visitors spend about $181 per day when visiting Edmonton (U.S. Dollars). Two travelers together would spend an average of $361 per day. Prices vary dramatically by travel style and length of trip, but if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and use public transportation when possible, you can expect to stay close to this budget. See more travel costs for Edmonton here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Edmonton?

A weekend trip to Edmonton costs about $542 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a weekend trip costs $1,084.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Edmonton?

Based on the travel expenses of others, a one week trip to Edmonton costs around $1,265 on average, per person. This includes food, sightseeing, local transportation, accommodation, and nightlife. For two people, a one week trip costs $2,530.

Is it expensive to backpack in Edmonton?

While Edmonton attracts a few backpackers, traveling on a budget can be challenging because there are only a few hostels around town. The average cost of a hostel in Edmonton is $25 per night. The cheapest beds cost about $25 and the most expensive rooms cost around $25. (See hostel prices in Edmonton here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Edmonton.

  • $25 for a dorm bed at HI Edmonton

Are hotels expensive in Edmonton?

Hotel prices in Edmonton are very affordable compared to hotels in other cities. You can expect to spend about $88 per night for a room on average. There are around [5_STAR_COUNT] five star hotels in the city and they average [5_STAR_PRICE] per night. Three star hotels average $90 a night and two star hotels average $76 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Edmonton
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
4 stars 9 $116
3 stars 36 $90
2 stars 24 $76
1 star 1 $58

8208 106 Street, Edmonton
Overall Rating 8.6
10065 100th Street, Edmonton
Overall Rating 8.5

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Edmonton?

Activities and things to do in Edmonton can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $91 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is more than the country's average of $24.

    • The Best of Edmonton Walking Tour: $227
    • Summer Sunset Cruise (2Hr Tour): $89
    • Edmonton River Valley 90-Minute Segway Adventure: $64
    • Edmonton River Valley 60-Minute Segway Adventure: $45
    • Edmonton Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
    • Discover the Early History of Strathcona with Historic Walking Tour: $4.49
    • Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Edmonton by Crazy Dash: $10
    • Guided Edmonton Donut Bike Tour: $67

    Is food expensive in Edmonton?

    Food in Edmonton can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $16 on food per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $39. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    Is transportation expensive in Edmonton?

    Local transportation in Edmonton can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $80 on local transportation per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $22. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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